In Depth Show Blog - August 30, 2013

Friday - 8/30/2013, 4:40pm EDT

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Today's guests:

Jacque Simon
Public Policy Director
American Federation of Government Employees

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Today is the deadline for the White House to propose a federal pay raise. Federal employees are already dealing with a three-year pay freeze and Congress looks poised to pass another continuing resolution. Jackie Simon is public policy director at the American Federation of Government Employees.

Tim McManus
Vice President for Education and Outreach
Partnership for Public Service

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Hiring freezes are still in place across the Federal government and Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, has ideas to help you hire smarter.

Dov Szego
Attorney
Centre Law Group

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FedRAMP or the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program might serve as a model for the upcoming cybersecurity framework the White House is mandating. But some recent developments in the cloud computing world might damper the overall impact of the actual framework. Dov Szego is an Attorney at Centre Law Group.

Michael O'Connell
Web Editor
Federal News Radio

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Some offices are overrun with them and it's a problem Jospeph Frankovic faces as a write-editor at the Federal Register. Frankovic started the Pausterity Project. He sends out binder clips and CD jewel cases to other National Archives offices inside and out of the D.C. Area. Web editor Michael O'Connell talks about short video he produced about the Posterity Project

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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As the Air Force absorbs budget cuts, the Pentagon and Capitol Hill still have an unresolved dispute. A Congressionally-chartered commission is holding hearings across the country on the future structure of the Air Force, how much of the service's force structure should stay full-time, and how much should stay in the National Guard. Russell Rumbaugh, the director of Stimson Center's Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense program, testified before that panel a week ago. He talked with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about some the of political fights between the Air Force's active and reserve components.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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Everyone will be back on the road on Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday. August is Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's favorite month of the year he says the reasons for commuting purgatory Tuesday are obvious.


Also on the Show:

On today's Federal News Countdown, Greg Garcia, principal at Garcia Cyber Partners and a member of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, and Gordon Adams, professor at American University and distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, chose three news stories from the current week, that they thought were most important to people who work for the federal government.

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